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BJP chief Shah gives call for 'Congress- mukt' Northeast


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Tuesday expressed confidence that the Northeast Developmen­t Alliance, or NEDA, which his party leads, would have government­s in all the eight northeaste­rn states. Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed that at least one minister from his ministeria­l council will visit the region each fortnight, and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is preparing a roster for ministers. Addressing the second conclave of NEDA, Shah said the BJP and its allies would soon achieve the objective of making the northeast region ‘Congress- mukt’. Currently, the BJP and its allies run government­s in five of these states. While Tripura has a Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front government, Mizoram and Meghalaya have Congress government­s.

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